SARnn missing data from 18:00 till 24:00

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1


sysstathas been configured to collect data.
In /var/log/sa/sarnn only data until 18:00 is available.


The problem is with /etc/cron.d/sysstat. Checking this file, it will show:
#crontab for sysstat

# activity reports every 10 minutes everyday
-*/10 * * * *     root  /usr/lib64/sa/sa1 -d 1 1

# update reports every 6 hours
0 */6 * * *       root  /usr/lib64/sa/sa2 -A

This will generate the last sarnn at 18:00 hour. In SLES10 there is an extra line, that will create the sarnn around 23:53. Adding the following line to /etc/cron.d/sysstat will solve this problem:
# Generate a daily summary of process accounting at 23:53
53 23 * * *       root  /usr/lib64/sa/sa2 -A

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  • Document ID:7009312
  • Creation Date: 08-Sep-2011
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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